zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle obtained in a trade with the trade-tastic Illinismitty! Thanks Sean!!! Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium thick, fluffy head and lots of lacing. Aroma is like tomatoes or pizza sauce, i know it’s weird but that’s all i can smell in the beer! Flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter, but i’m having a hard time getting past the tomato smell in my nose. Dry and light on the palate and a very middle of the road beer for me. Thanks again Sean!!!
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
why is troegs best beer limited i dont get it. man. anyway BANGIN. copper/amber not a big head. aroma is pine, resin, and b.o., with amalty backbone. it taste hoppy and herbaceous and resiny but its not too bitter cuz it has some real nice sweetness.
e303 (286) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tall boy to ipa glass. This beer poured super clear and had a really big, cream colored head. Think of the the color you paint a wall when you don't want it just white and that's the color of the head. The beer itself is amber, which is good considering this is an imperial amber ale. The smell at first is just a big hit of pine. Then there is a resin quality that jumps out followed by a bit of orange. The taste is very forward on the pine and resin side upfront but has a lot of malty bread in the back to balance it out. I didn't get too much citrus in the flavor. It's there but hanging back. The beer drinks really easy. Overall a good hopped up amber.
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voyageurmike (283) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose, ruby orange light bodied beer. Astringent almost rye flavor from this hops blend. Bitter finish.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Living in PA is great because this is readily available. Definitely lives up to the hype.
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/16/13 had it late night @ home after a long night @ TGL. Will have to try again
1/24/14 bottle at CBO.
Love the way this beer looks with its rich amber color. Head retains well with solid lacing left on the glass.
Smells awesome. Great hop presence. Juicy tropical fruits. Malt backbone is there as well.
Tropical fruits are there on the taste but not as strong as the nose. Decent hop bitterness.
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tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa this is hoppy, and heavy malt too. Nice looking beer, clear copper/orange color with a big white head. Smells citrusy- dont get the huge hops in the aroma. Creamy palate, and the flavours (and the bitterness) linger very nicely.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Delicious! What a great style. "Imperial Amber". Bright orange color, Thick pour, gives off a sweet hop aroma. The first sip is sticky and coats your mouth. Mellow yet robust. On my top 5 "BIG LIST". To bad they didn’t make enough.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a glorious clear orange-amber color with a creamy head. The aroma is fresh and IPA-like with notes of orange and pine. The hops are likewise dominant in the flavor, but there is also an underlying caramel malt sweetness for more balance than a straight-up hop bomb. It doesn’t come all the way to balance that I would hope for from an "imperial amber", though, with a lingering bitterness and a bit of a grainy finish that is somewhat off-putting.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a yellow, orange-red into a pint glass with ¼ inch white head. Fairly clear with only a tint of cloudiness. Smell of crisp hops accentuated with citrus. First sip is a bite of hoppy bitterness that does not fade. Nicely carbonated. A fine, fine Hoppy Ale. Bring on the Thai food!